Listening beyond Liberalism: postgraduate/Early Career Researcher workshop

Wednesday 28 November, 1.30 - 4.30pm

University of New South Wales, Sydney

Convened by Tanja Dreher and Leah Bassel

The workshop on 'Listening beyond Liberalism' is open to postgraduate and Early Career Researchers across a range of disciplines. The workshop will discuss the limitations of a liberal politics of listening (including therapeutic and managerial frameworks) and explore theorisations and practices that push beyond the liberal frame, including those that engage with settler colonialism, coloniality and decoloniality, intersectionality, critical disability studies, sound studies and more. 

Outcomes:  The critiques and alternatives we identify in the workshop will then be shared with conference plenary and keynote speakers to inform their interventions. Workshop participants will be invited to contribute to follow-up online publications reflecting on the conference.

Requirements:Participants will be expected to read two suggested readings on the topic and prepare a short overview of their own work.

Expressions of Interest: Interested applicants should send an Expression of Interest, including an overview of current research (300 words max), a bio (300 words max) and a brief statement on the relevance of the workshop theme. Please submit EOIs by October 15 2018, via the online form here.